19607Re: [Hammock Camping] Winter hammock tents
- Dec 23, 2008I've seen a lot of adaptations of using a tarp-tent with a hammock....similar to the speer winter tarp, but with a stove-pipe insert and a ti-goat woodstove. Eventually, I'd like to do this, but I have no issues winter camping in the mountains with just my speer winter tarp, a few camp pads (closed cell and a self inflating)..but I also like to add some of that reflectivix stuff (bubble wrap w/mylar on either side) as an extra "stuffer" (I have a claytor w/ a camp pad pocket) and as a "floor", which may be one reason why I don't get cold in my hammock. ?? 'Course, having plenty of hand and food warmers don't hurt either!
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Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 6:28 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Winter hammock tents
Winter hammock camping is great except for wind chill (known by other
names as well). While a rain fly will reduce wind chill it doesn't
eliminate it and if the temp. drops low enough even the most hardened
winter hammock camper (if you don't build snow walls ect.)will go to a
tent. Why not just design a winter hammock tent. I'm talking a true
winter tent and not just a modified rain fly used as a tent. I snowshoe
into camp pulling a small sled and an extra 5 lbs means nothing to me.
I'd rather be warm and comfortable then try a save a couple of oz's off
my gear weight.I work outside in minus temp. everyday and wind is the
biggest killer of all. I would design this tent without a floor so I
can add a small tent (fold up type) wood burning stove. I'm talking
real winter camping and not going out for a night or two in clear
weather. While we are at it why not design a true winter hammock with
insulation built into the hammock? Just my thoughts.
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